Ground covers, Herbs, Perennials
These Mediterranean natives spread rapidly by underground stems and can be quite invasive; to keep them in bounds, grow them in pots or boxes. Tough and unfussy, they grow almost anywhere but perform best with light, moist, medium-rich soil, regular water; and full sun or partial shade. Plants disappear in winter in colder part of range. Replant about every 3 years; propagate from runners.Mentha spicata
Grows to 1–3 ft. high. Dark green, toothed leaves are slightly smaller than those of M. x piperita. Leafy spikes of pale blue flowers. Use leaves fresh from the garden or dried, as flavoring for foods, cold drinks, and jelly.
Mediterranean native. Low, branching, trailing plant to 1 ft. high and wide, with narrow or lance-shap...
Heights up to 8 ft., widths to 1 1/2–2 1/2 ft. Blossoms are 3–4 in. wide, with tufted yell...
Strong grower to 3–4 ft. tall, about half as wide, with deep purplish pink, orang...